About EGP

Vision

All people sharing the world in peace.

Who We Are

EGP is a grassroots global movement network fostering peace literacy for a world based on a culture of peace. We are spurring a global education revolution in peaceful living and problem solving from early childhood to adulthood. We believe that the foundation of peace is education and the foundation of the world is peace. Our goal is to mainstream peace education worldwide. Education for Global Peace is an initiative of the Center for Citizen Peacebuilding at the University of California Irvine – www.peacebuilding.uci.edu

What We Offer

Classroom Connect
Classroom Connect facilitates the connection of elementary, middle, high school and college students and teachers from around the world to promote peace and understanding. Using video conferencing and other forms of digital media, students and teachers have a unique opportunity to learn about other cultures, establish deeper understanding of the perspectives of others, collaborate and create projects together, develop critical thinking, cross-cultural communication and media literacy skills, connect to a global community of peers, engage in facilitated, sustained and substantive dialogue, and build respectful relationships across national, cultural, religious and ideological boundaries.

PeacEd Gateway – “Peace Education for All”
Building the world’s most comprehensive network for peace education. This innovative web platform will enable students around the world to choose and access existing peace education programs and curriculum based on their needs and connect with each other while learning and interacting in a safe, supportive environment. The web platform will unleash the collective genius of a global community. Students will collaborate on projects and use advanced technologies for the profound connectedness of youth worldwide. The PeacEd Gateway will facilitate the process of acquiring the values, knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors to live in harmony with oneself, others, and the natural environment. It will develop the profound connection of youth worldwide. And It will empower students to collaborate and act as “solutionaries” on projects with peers in their communities and around the world.

Global Peace Education Research Center – “Mapping humanity’s quest for peace”
Researchers around the world building the world’s largest open peace education research platform and database for generations to come. GPERC will research, collect, monitor, evaluate and highlight existing peace education programs/curricula worldwide. This will be the back-end database from which teachers can choose curricula on the PeacEd Gateway. We will invite relevant institutes and academic programs, researchers, students, schools, and organizations to all contribute and benefit from the vast body of information collected.

Global Campaign for mainstreaming peace education
Along with numerous other organizations, students and teachers, we will launch a massive global petition campaign that will raise awareness and demonstrate the great benefits of peace and peace education, and the multiplier effect on the well-being of people, society and the economy. The campaign will catalyze policy changes in governments to mainstream peace education. It is time to build momentum for peace education in every school, college and university. It is time for the people of planet Earth to join hands and create a turning point in human history so we can survive as one human family on our one and only precious Earth.

Book Series
Authors from five continents have contributed to a book entitled “Promoting Peace through Practice, Academia, and the Arts“, to be published in 2018. This is a first in a series of peace education books we plan.

Our Philosophy

From space when looking on planet Earth we see no borders. Just a beautiful fragile planet in the darkness of space. It is this very awareness that we seek to foster in every human being – that we are all one big human family connected to each other, nature and planet Earth. And as Mother Teresa said,” “If we have no peace it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” We must all be reminded that we all belong to each other and thus must safeguard each other and the planet.

Peace is the foundation of living dignified lives to our fullest potential. Peace must be bestowed on every human being. Peace education must be integrated into the current curriculum. It must be brought to the forefront of discussions, research and development in schools and educational institutions.

Imagine having a globally connected peace education curriculum in all the countries of the world. Imagine students all over the world learning and interacting around core concepts. Imagine giving students the ability to connect with each other in a safe supportive environment. And imagine giving students the space and tools to act as “solutionaries”.

Imagine your life if everyone around you, had similar skills to resolve any conflict peacefully. Imagine your life in a world without war.
Humanity must learn to live in peace to survive on this one and only precious Earth. From this stems the importance of educating for peace. Every child must be given an opportunity to study peace and its many benefits. The promotion of understanding, peace and tolerance through education is a fundamental human right.

We are able to split the atom and fly to the moon but we are unable to live in peace with one another. Peace should be at the forefront of education and human existence. This is our challenge. This is our legacy. Together we can turn this dream into a reality. There are so many people and organizations working for peace and education.

The silent masses of the world just want to live dignified lives in peace. It’s time we give a unified voice to the call in our hearts.